The story of historic low-level radioactive waste in Canada

CNL-LLRW-infographic-ENAn infographic telling the story of historic low-level radioactive waste in Canada has been published by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) in Port Hope. (click on image at right to view entire document)

The infographic uses a graphic presentation format to explain the source, history, management, volumes and locations of LLRW in Canada – waste primarily generated between the 1930s and 1980s by the former Eldorado Nuclear plant in Port Hope. As a result, 96% of Canada’s approximately 1.7 million cubic metres of historic LLRW is located in the Port Hope area and managed by the LLRWMO and the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office.

2013-CNL_LLRW-Summary-Report-ENAlong with the Infographic, the LLRWMO has published a definitive inventory of all radioactive waste in Canada (click on image at right to view entire document). The inventory provides an overview of the production, accumulation and projections of radioactive waste in Canada, as of 2013 December 31. Information and data on Canada’s radioactive waste inventory are compiled from reporting provided by the owners and their waste management facilities. The LLRWMO produces the inventory every three years.

08-Oct-2015